There are many books that can help readers become more familiar with the world of bees and honey. Below are some of the publications that we’ve discussed in our Bee Care BUZZ newsletter and on our Internet site. Please be sure to check back regularly as we continue to add books to this list.
The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees by Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril
This book is an introduction to the approximately 4,000 bee species found in the United States and Canada. It includes detailed descriptions for identifying and studying bees; more than 900 full-color photos of bees; and tips for attracting a diverse bee population to your yard and garden.
Interview With the Authors
Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril answer questions about their book, “The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees.”
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The Bees of the World by Charles Michener
Charles Michener, once called the ‘patriarch’ of bee research, published more than 500 works over a span of 80 years of his life. “The Bees of the World” is considered the definitive book on bee taxonomy.
First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane
A quick read and general overview about the basics of beekeeping, with easy-to-understand text and color photos illustrating bee biology, beekeeping equipment and more.
The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, With a Guide to More Than 30 Varietals by Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum
Honey and beekeeping experts Marina Marchese and Kim Flottum discuss the origin, flavor and uses for more than 30 varietals of honey.
Toby and the Bees by Bayer Bee Care
This book is intended to help children understand the role that honey bees play in conserving our flora and fauna.
Toby and the Wild Bees by Bayer Bee Care
This book is designed to help raise the awareness about the importance of wild bees and to inspire families to contribute to the well-being of these pollinators.